I don't like being alone, so being in a completely new doorway, alone, stirred a not-very-nice feeling in my gut. But, no going back now, took us long enough to get here... Like damn.
I peered through the doorway into my new room and sighed, it was nothing like my room at home... This made me feel slightly homesick, but at the same time, I definitely didn't want to leave! I stumbled into the room and placed my case onto the bed, tomorrow I would go shopping for some essential shit, I think I'll survive for now.
The room was very warm and humid so I kept the door open as I unpacked, precisely: 6 sets of clothes, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 toothbrush, 1 tube of toothpaste, 4 books, 2 notebooks and my pencil case.
When everything looked neat and tidy, books on the bookshelf, clothes in the wardrobe ect, I stood and looked around. "...it's a bit bland..." I said aloud.
"Everyone's is when they start out, until you give it some character." I turned to gape at the figure in the doorway silently.
"....You can speak....right?"
"Yes!" I huffed, "Sometimes when I try to speak nothing comes out that's all. But, mother said that strangers are dangerous. Therefore I shouldn't speak to you."
He held out a hand, "I'm Charles, room 10, see? Now we're not strangers anymore!" He smiled before he caught me staring at his hand in disgust. "Oh... Sorry... I didn't mean to be a pain... I'll leave you to carry on with your own business now..." He withdrew his hand and looked at me sadly before walking out of my room with his hands in his pockets. I don't think he liked me very much....
...So why was I running down the corridor after him with a pen in hand? "Hey! Charles! Wait up!" He turned and raised an eyebrow as I gestured for him to raise his hand, he did so and I wrote a number on it neatly. My mobile number.
"Felix-Ervarda. Room 13. Call me if you need anything, and don't be a stranger!" I grinned at him and ran back to my room, leaving him standing in the corridor staring at his hand in confusion.
I'd never done that before.... Why did I start now?